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Old 06-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #21
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LOVE then Ford pick-up in the foreground!!!! Had a '68 in California when I was in the Air Force..... MISS that truck!!!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #22
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I found her in a field and paid $300. I'm the second owner as the old man who owned her parked her in a field and walked away in 05. I drove her onto the trailer and brought her home.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:43 PM   #23
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Two more cans of paint in. Neat thing about this stuff is it's primer and paint in one and dries within 15 minutes. Not too bad though it's not a showroom finish. It's pretty amazing for my skill level.

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Old 06-04-2015, 04:03 PM   #24
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I used Ace Hardware's Rust Stop rattle cans for the primary color on my bus. Goes on nice, and covers up nicely
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:20 PM   #25
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I ran out of daylight

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:49 AM   #26
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Where is the best box store to get the steel to cover up the windows?
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:12 PM   #27
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There is bound to be a sheetmetal shop somewhere near by. Not much of anything at the Big Box stores. You might have some luck checking with a local HVAC shop to see who does their work. Best bet is to try and match the gauge on the rest of the body. Usually between 14 to 18 gauge on most. Blue Bird uses an oddball that is something like 15 gauge.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:28 PM   #28
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I love this site. Yall are a wealth of info
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:26 PM   #29
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Well, she was stuck in the yard, buried up to the axles after the latest rain and wouldn't crank. A little foul language and gently feeding the carb from a 20oz DP bottle of gas and she fired back up. Getting out of the ruts she was in took a bit longer.

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Old 06-05-2015, 10:27 PM   #30
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I need to find 4 bus seats. Does anyone have a few?
We have a 1991 GMC short bus and we have some seats we have removed. We may not be too far away from you. If the sizing works, maybe we can work something out. Not sure if the mounting is the same. Shoot us a PM.
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